The Tower of London Poppy Installation

During our day trip to London on Saturday the first thing we did was go and see the Tower of London poppy installation. I know that it has been blogged about by quite a few bloggers already but that isn’t going to stop me from doing my own little post about it as it is quite special!

For those of you who don’t know the poppy installation is called the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red and marks one hundred years since Britain entered into the First World War. Each poppy represents a fatality during the war and throughout the summer they have been adding more and more poppies to the display.

The poppies are ceramic and are handmade using techniques which were used by potters during the First World War. The poppy installation is certainly spectacular to look at and a very touching tribute to all those who lost their lives during WWI. I am so glad I got to see it first hand and it made me very proud to be British. You can even purchase a poppy for 25 pounds which you will receive once the installation is removed at the end of November and I believe 10 per cent of each purchase will go to service charities.

The installation will be there for all to see until Remembrance Day on the 11th November. You can read more about it here.

So tell me, have you seen the poppy installation? What do you think of it?

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